1. Go to the javasoft URL:
  2. Go to : Download J2SE v1.4.0_01 and click the DOWNLOAD link under the SDK column for Windows (all languages, including English). IGNORE EVERYTHING ELSE.
  3. Click the button at the page bottom to ACCEPT the licensing agreement.
  4. On the next page click theDownload J2SDK-1 4 0 01- windows-i586.exe link. The system will automatically choose a directory for you for the download, or you may choose your own.
  5. After some time the download is complete. Then after closing all applications, go to the jdk directory or the one the program setup for you, and click the jdk-1_4_0-win icon. Click the Wizard button at the upper right of the Winzip window. This will automatically unzip the jdk bundle.
  6. Follow the wizard instructions, clicking next and yes when appropriate; also choose the desired directory and hit save. Finally click finish.

Samuel Marateck
Aug 31 EDT 2001, revised July 14 2003